Tim Daggett

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Tim Dagget
— Gymnast —
Full name Timothy P. Dagget
Country represented  United States
Born (1962-05-22) May 22, 1962 (age 52)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior elite
Head coach(es) Art Shurlock
Assistant coach(es) Makoto Sakemoto
Retired 1988

Timothy P. (Tim) Daggett (born 22 May 1962) is an American gymnast born in Springfield, Massachusetts and an Olympic gold medalist. He is a graduate of West Springfield High School and UCLA, who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord.[1] In addition to the team gold medal, he earned an individual bronze medal on the pommel horse.

Personal[edit]

Daggett began in gymnastics at the age of 12. While he was a college student at UCLA he competed in NCAA Division I gymnastics. He graduated from UCLA in 1986 with a degree in psychology.[2]

Daggett is married to Deanne (née Lazer), formerly a collegiate level gymnast at Eastern Michigan University and now an M.D. practicing anesthesiology. Their children are Peter and Carlie Daggett. They all currently live in East Longmeadow, Mass. Peter is now a level 9 gymnast and, like his father, has scored a perfect 10 on the high bar.

Gymnastics record[edit]

U.S. Nationals[edit]

  • 1982 — 4th AA, 5th PH, 6th RG (tie), 6th PB,
  • 1983 — 5th AA, 1st PH, 2nd HB
  • 1984 — 4th AA, 5th FX, 1st PH, 2nd RG (tie), 1st PB (tie), 1st HB (tie)
  • 1985 — 3rd AA, 2nd PH, 1st PB, 3rd FX
  • 1986 — 1st AA, 6th PH, 3rd RG, 3rd V, 1st PB, 4th HB
  • 1988 — 43rd AA (withdrew due to injury), 5th PH

U.S. Olympic trials[edit]

  • 1984 — 3rd AA
  • 1988 — 23rd AA (withdrew due to injury)

World Championships[edit]

  • 1983 — 4th Team
  • 1985 — 9th Team, 25th AA
  • 1987 — 9th Team (During the vault, Daggett suffered shattered bones in his left leg in an unfortunate landing)

Olympics[edit]

  • 1984 — 1st Team, 3rd PH, 4th HB (tie)

Post-retirement career[edit]

Since his retirement following the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Daggett has worked as a television commentator, covering the gymnastics events for NBC at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London. He is the primary commentator for NBC gymnastics. He commentates with Elfi Schlegel, Al Trautwig, Nastia Liukin, John Roethlisberger and Andrea Joyce.

He is also the proprietor of a gymnastics facility in Agawam, Massachusetts that features competitive Boys and Girls Team Programs. He coaches the competitive Boys Junior Olympic Team Program. He has had multiple national champions and national team members come from his gym.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ UCLA History Project. "This Month in History, July 28 - Aug. 12, 1984… The 23rd Olympiad". UC Regents. Retrieved 2007-01-28. 
  2. ^ John Nielsen (April 17, 1988). "OLYMPICS; Olympic Profiles: Tim Daggett; Gymnast's Scars Spurring Him On". The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 

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